NU bounces back, blasts UP to end 1st round campaign

first_imgLATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University got back on the winning track after making quick work of University of the Philippines, 25-23, 25-23, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Bulldogs, who lost their previous game at the hands of Far Eastern University, ended the first round with an excellent 6-1 win-loss record while the Lady Maroons lost another three-setter and dropped to 2-5.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “When we lost, we moved on and the way we approached this game was that we treated it as a statement game,” said Castillo. “I’m happy with how the team responded from Jaja to Audrey [Paran] to Aiko [Urdas], they are really owning this and proving that they deserve the no.1 spot.”Santiago finished the match with a game-high 17 points while Risa Sato added 10 points and Jasmine Nabor orchestrating the offense with 32 excellent sets.Diana Carlos led UP with 15 points with Isa Molde pitching in 11.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Rockets extend streak to 15 with win over Celtics This is the first time in school history that they ended the first round as the top team in the tournament.NU steadily kept UP at bay in the third set building a 13-8 lead midway through the period before Risa Sato increased the buffer to seven points, 20-13, with a through-the-block kill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAfter Jaja Santiago’s toss went out of bounds that gave the Lady Maroons the slightest glimmer of hope, 24-17, the 6-foot-5 middle blocker ended the match with a booming quick kill down the middle.NU head coach Babes Castillo said the win marked his team’s fighting spirit to bounce back from a loss after they dropped their only game of the tournament against the Lady Tamaraws. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READlast_img read more

Warriors await word on return of top defender Iguodala as LeBron looms

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding FILE — LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots over Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors during an NBA basketball game at ORACLE Arena on December 25, 2017 in Oakland, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson sat on the floor in the middle of his teammates and pointed to his “2018 NBA FINALS” hat during a locker-room photo.An important face was missing from the moment: Andre Iguodala.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In a postseason defined by uncertainty for the defending champions, Golden State could be without one of its top defenders as the Warriors chase a repeat title — taking on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in a fourth straight NBA Finals matchup.Iguodala’s status for Game 1 on Thursday night is a question as he recovers from a bone bruise in his left knee, which caused him to miss the final four games of the Western Conference finals against Houston. Cleveland’s Kevin Love is in concussion protocol, so he might not be ready, either.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCoach Steve Kerr has said Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, will return when he can run without pain. The Warriors sure could use his presence against King James, who is making an eighth straight Finals appearance.“We’re still without Andre, which is a big blow for us,” Kerr said before Monday’s Game 7 at Houston. “In a different way. He’s not a scorer for us as Chris (Paul) is for Houston, but a huge component. So you go through the playoffs and things happen, and you’ve got to be able to bounce back no matter what and keep going.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Serena’s ‘Wakanda-inspired’ bodysuit about more than fashion MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Kevin Durant hugged general manager Bob Myers, while always-animated Nick Young beamed wearing his Finals hat and “Champions of the West” T-shirt, then enjoyed hoisting the shiny trophy.Draymond Green smooched his 1-year-old son, Draymond Jr.Back home, fireworks went off in the East Bay as everyone anticipates another battle with King James.“There’s a lot of just built-up anxiety, I guess, about this moment. When you walk off the court with a win and get this fancy hat, it’s a good feeling,” Curry said. “We had to work for it, and you’ve got to appreciate the moment. Somebody asked, ‘It’s four years in a row getting to The Finals, do you appreciate it?’ Yes, because it’s really hard. So all the smiles and embraces you have with your teammates, your coaches, it’s well deserved.”Golden State struggled to hit shots for stretches. The stars went through funks and the Warriors had to play catch up time and again — including from double-digit deficits in the final two games to beat James Harden and the 65-win Rockets on their home court after settling for the second seed in the West.James has willed his Cavs this far, saying, “I don’t know how I can compare it to other seasons because I can only think about this one in the present.”“Definitely a different team but we know everything goes and stops with LeBron James with them,” Green said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Last month, Kerr became concerned his team’s defense wouldn’t return to its top form after Golden State struggled late in the regular season and even endured a particularly poor stretch in which the Warriors dropped seven of 10 games.Yet here they are in a familiar spring spot as June approaches.Once the buzzer sounded and the 101-92 Game 7 win over Houston was official, the Warriors could exhale. It hasn’t been pretty for much of these playoffs, a far cry from that remarkable, record-breaking 16-1 romp through last year’s postseason.There is clearly some relief to be back where this All-Star group expected to be all along.Stephen Curry kept the game ball tucked under his left arm long after Monday’s game, toddler daughter Ryan held in his right arm.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

Blackwater not in a rush to find new import

first_imgTrevis Simpson. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBlackwater is taking a cautious approach as it remains in search for a new reinforcement this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.The Elite were left with no choice but to look for a replacement import after Trevis Simpson tore his groin muscle Saturday in their 118-93 loss to San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Team manager Johnson Martines shared Blackwater has yet to select a new reinforcement to backstop the squad and will wait for team owner Dioceldo Sy’s return overseas before making the call.“We have not decided on it yet. Maybe, by Wednesday, we’ll have our guy,” he said in a text message.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSimpson averaged 24.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in his first two games for the Elite before being going scoreless in 10 minutes against the Beermen.The 25-year-old was evidently playing through the pain as he hobbled all over the court and the team decided to shut him down for the second half. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lesnar to Jones: ‘Be careful what you wish for, young man’ Luckily, Blackwater has the luxury of time with its next game set on August 6, against Rain or Shine, giving the Elite plenty of time to integrate the new import.The Elite are currently at the cellar of the standings with a 0-3 record together with the Kia Picanto and Alaska Aces.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetlast_img read more

Baseball fans flock to minor league stadiums to see eclipse

first_imgLOOK: NBA teams exploit solar eclipse to mock Phoenix Suns Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “It made me all teary-eyed,” said Robyn Mason, who watched with her husband, Greg, from a grassy embankment near the third base outfield. “It was just so momentous. Just really cool — and very pretty.”Other teams hosting events included the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in Oregon, the Idaho Falls Chukars, the Bowling Green Hot Rods in Kentucky, Tennessee’s Nashville Sounds and the Greenville Drive, Columbia Fireflies and Charleston RiverDogs, all in South Carolina.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This was really the easiest place to get to that was in the path of the totality,” he said as he walked into the Lincoln stadium. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event — that minute and a half of experiencing something out of this world.”Jordan Wilson and his wife, Nicole, brought their 5-year-old son, Izayah, to the game to see the eclipse. On the way down from their home in Omaha, the family sat through bumper-to-bumper traffic on Interstate 80.“It’s probably the last full eclipse we’ll see in our lifetimes,” he said.In South Carolina, the Columbia Fireflies celebrated a “Total Eclipse of the Park” event as they hosted the Rome Braves. The Fireflies wore special glow-in-the-dark jerseys that were scheduled to be auctioned after the game, with proceeds benefiting local science, technology, math and engineering programs.No Major League Baseball games coincided with the event, but some players checked out the eclipse as their teams warmed up to play hours later. And the cosmic spectacle caught the interest of teams from other sports preparing for their season openers.Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey scheduled practice to end in time so that the team could watch the eclipse on the practice field.“It was pretty cool to be out there with the rest of the team, looking like 9 o’ clock at night at 1:30,” linebacker Derrick Morgan said.As the Titans gathered to watch the eclipse, Bruce Springsteen’s “Blinded By The Light” and “Dancing In The Dark” and Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses At Night” played over the loudspeaker.Ohio State defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle said he and his teammates were all excited to see the eclipse. “We’ve been talking about it in the locker room,” he said.The Minnesota Golden Gophers tweeted out their practice play list for the day, with songs ranging from Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” to Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next One of the Germans was Theo Kleinfeld, 65, who flew to Lincoln last week so he could photograph the eclipse at the Saltdogs’ game against the Gary Southshore Railcats.Kleinfeld said he watched the 1999 eclipse that crossed Germany and traveled to Shanghai for another in 2009. But in Shanghai, he said, the sky was overcast.“This is a good opportunity,” Kleinfeld said as he set up his camera outside Saltdogs Stadium. “If it doesn’t work today, I’ll just have to come back in 2024,” when the next total solar eclipse in the U.S. will occur.Paul Kobs, 38, of Minneapolis, took a day off work and drove to Lincoln with his girlfriend. The couple started planning the trip three months ago and picked Lincoln because it was one of the places closest to their home to see the eclipse.Kobs said they initially planned to drive down to Beatrice, Nebraska, where eclipse viewers gathered at the Homestead National Monument, but the cloudy forecast for that area persuaded him to stay in Lincoln.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img LINCOLN, Neb. — Baseball fans in more than a half-dozen cities from Oregon to South Carolina crowded into minor league ballparks Monday to watch the solar eclipse at game-day viewing parties.The Lincoln Saltdogs wore special black-and-white jerseys and stopped their game just before 1 p.m. to watch the eclipse darken the sky. Spectators erupted in applause at 1:02 p.m. as the moon crawled in front of the sun until the whole sky looked like a late-evening sunset. The air turned chilly and went still.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments The Volcanoes’ game against the Hillsboro Hops started late because the Hops got stuck in traffic. The game stopped briefly in the first inning as fans and players paused to watch the eclipse. Many players donned disposable protective glasses and sat in the grass in front of each dugout. At one point, the sellout crowd chanted, “Let’s go science!”In Nebraska, the Saltdogs sold game tickets to buyers from as far away as the United Kingdom and Germany, team spokesman Michael Shively said. 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